Grotto - Houston

4.7
1664 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto offers delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breathtaking décor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals and custom-made polished iron scrollwork. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect location for Italian dining.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 1664 people are saying
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JohnF
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I mistakenly made my reservation for the other Grotto on Westheimer, but the host, not finding my reservation, did make room for me outside. Since it was full with Astros and Quilt Festival guests, it was very crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Failed to provide napkins. We had to ask. We waited 24 mins. for a waiter/server to take our APPETIZERS order. NEVER RETURN!!!!

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vipMThreeZeroto167
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Grotto is the best restaurant in Houston. For some reason recently it’s gotten very quiet which is horrible.

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PamH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family and I enjoyed the food. The only draw back was that I like my steak temperature too be Medium Well + and it was a little too rare. Other than that everyone enjoyed their food and their drinks.

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vipKacky
Houston
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating out 28th wedding anniversary. Grottos on Westhimer is a very special place. They went out of there way to make our anniversary so special from the minute we walked in until we left. Food was deliciously always and service was exceptional.

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vipMThreeZeroto167
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is my favorite Houston restaurant. For some reason the energy just isn’t there at 6:00 PM on a Thursday night it was almost empty?

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vipGloriaN
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous waiter I think it was William

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vipSteakLove
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Good always fantastic!

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MaxB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! My favor spot for a date or family gathering! Our server was very attentive.

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vippatiopal61
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This occasion was a special one - a party of ten, celebrating the kick-off weekend of our 50 year high school reunion. Grotto went out of their way to make it a wonderful dining experience! Our special table was set up in a private area which made it perfect for catching up with old friends. The service was impeccable and everyone loved the food and wine. I send high praises to the chef, management and our server!

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SuzanneB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were seated right away for lunch. Our server was attentive and friendly.
We split a chopped salad and then ordered the lasagna and a pasta with chicken and peas and mushrooms etc. they both were delicious. So many choices that we will be back.
They give biscotti at the end of the meal also. We love Grotto and will try out their Happy Hour and Wine&Pizza nights.
A must place to visit and enjoy

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IsraelS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Chuckyboi
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good quality time and food, my server was rafiel (probably spelled that wrong) and he was awesome!

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MatthewP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted a group of 8 clients for a business dinner and all guests were impressed with the food, Atmosphere and most of all the fantastic service. The values were outstanding. Looking forward to going again.

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vipFarahU
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipFarahU
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday

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vipGayleS
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tino and lupita are awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The service and food was good!

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vipKandS
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took 2 friends for a payback for some kind things they did for me. It was a super special treat so they said.

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vipmurphmeister
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very nice staff and attentive as well. food was very good - probably best i ever had at the grotto. will definitely be back.

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Cessita
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was so quick. We didn’t have to wait for our food long at all. We were in and out within an hour. Probably the quickest service I have ever received. Everyone was attentive and friendly, they constantly refilled our drinks. The food was great! I definitely recommend the Paglia E Fieno Con Pollo (chicken fettuccine), it was so good. The Calamari Toto is a great appetizer. We didn’t have dessert cause we were so stuffed! Overall great experience.

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TonyTopps
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, along with he food and he stellar service from Celerino!
Thank you for a great B-Day Celebration!

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JackS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service, at a moderate price point. Good wine list.

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vipMThreeZeroto167
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service as always.

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best Tiramisu I've ever had. Best restaurant for a birthday celebration. Very kind people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very large party for my birthday, it was fabulous! Tables set up nicely and on time, service was excellent and food was served hot and delicious! Most excellent! Pricing is moderate but for the ambiance, service, and the portions, the pricing is reasonable. Highly recommend!

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Andrea
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was very attentive and our food was good. I would go again

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vipGayleS
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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Harry
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server met all of our needs and was very attentive. The food was excellent as always. We have always enjoyed our dining experience at The Grotto.

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vipDocTurk
Houston
187 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grotto Houston is a very nice dining establishment. The food is great and the service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under rated Happy Hour outdoor space, inside is well lit, and spacious. Staff still follows CDC’s indoor masking recommendation. Portions are fairly large. Would def come back.

Would recommend!

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Bill
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 5 Thursday evening at 8:30 so the restaurant wasn't very full. Ambiance was great. Service was very attentive. Food was plentiful and very reasonably priced. Taste and quality was good for the price. Wine was perfect. Bar is very well stocked. It is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Houston. Highly recommended.

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vipWildBill
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the Houston Restaurants Week promotion. The Shrimp with Pappardelle was awesome! Our server Carlos was attentive and engaging, a very enjoyable evening!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was awesome, food was awesome (as usual), great experience! The Grotto consistently delivers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was ok, but didn’t like the dressing on the salad.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This restaurant was overall acceptable. I was, however, disappointed with the item called “The Bird”. It as advertised as a half chicken. Normally a half chicken is just that - a chicken sliced in two. Instead I received two rather small chicken parts. After I complained, the manager supplied a third small piece of chicken. Please, if you offer half a chicken, please provide half of a decent sized chicken and not what almost looked like two quarters of a cornish hen.

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vipTylerB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Juan made our experience great! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For 3 nervous women due to Covid- couldn’t have been better - thank you

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We evacuated from Nola and wanted to celebrate our 22 year anniversary. From the moment we walked in we were greeted warmly. Service was impeccable. Our waiter, I believe Salva? Was fabulous. The gentleman assisting him was so efficient. Cleared our plates immediately, filled our waters, bread. Our 16 year old said it was the best restaurant she has ever been to. Loved all our food.

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vipMohammedN
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice for a family dining. The noise level is moderate.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grotto - Houston using the Order Online button. Grotto - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-3663.

Grotto - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 1664 OpenTable diners.

Grotto - Houston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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